October Newsletter

October 2016

Looks like we will be lighting fires for a little longer yet. We have lighters, matches, fire starters, and fire starter gel and eco logs still available.
Norton Gates have a representative available to help design a stock yards that will suit your farm and stock needs best.
It has been quiet a season for cattle with lice. Come in and speak to the boys regarding treatment plans. We have all treatments available. Once again with the wet weather it might be a good idea to think about drenching for worms again.
Good time to spray your earwigs and millipedes all it would take is 1 warm day and the blow flies will be back, come in and get your insecticide, and fly catchers now.

Sheep News

Coopers now have a new range of sheep yards, sheep panels, blind panels, drafting gates in stock. Portable ramps will be in stock shortly. Please contact Bronte for pricing and orders. If you have a moment this is a great article about drenching sheep, which is ideal with this wet weather. http://www.wormboss.com.au/news/articles/drenches/use-the-right-dose-of-drench-under -andoverdosing-and-implications-for-drench-resistance.php

Garden News

New summer seedlings are in stock, it is recommended that before planting seedlings to soak them for 10 minutes in a seaweed solution (seasol) then drain in the shade for 1 hour before planting. Don’t forget to plant your tomatoes!

Agronomy News

Viticulture- speak to Craig and Anthony regarding supply of Copper and Sulphur, as there has been a higher demand due to the recent rains. Make sure you have your orders in. Broad acre – Speak to Bronte about ordering in your silage and net wrap now – still looking like a good season!

Rainfall Charts

Bronte Simounds Mt Pleasant 2016 Rain Fall Chart: September: 151ml Year to Date: 633ml This time last year: 368ml  

Kerry Clark’s Mt Torrens 2016 Rain Fall Chart: September: 186ml Year to Date: 800ml (approx.) This time last year: 443ml

JOKE OF THE MONTH
Two football players, Bubba and Tiny, were taking an important exam. If they failed, they would be on academic probation and not allowed to play in the big game the following week.
The exam was “fill in the blank” and the last question read, “Old MacDonald had a_____.” Bubba was stumped -- he had no idea what to answer, but he knew he needed to get this one right to be sure he passed.
Making sure the professor wasn't watching, he tapped Tiny in the shoulder. “Tiny, what's the answer to the last question?” Tiny laughed, then looked around to make sure the professor hadn't noticed. He turned to Bubba and said, “Bubba, you're so stupid. Everyone knows that Old MacDonald had a FARM.”
“Oh yeah,” said Bubba, “I remember now.” he picked up his No. 2 pencil and started to write the answer in the blank. Then he stopped. Tapping Tiny on the shoulder, he whispered, “Tiny, how do you spell farm?”
“You are really dumb, Bubba. that's so easy,” hissed Tiny, “farm is spelled ‘E-I-E-I-O’.”